When I read ‘Fear of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients in Bed I was reminded of the old adage, ‘What gets measured gets done.’
In this video I lay out three solutions to the problem of overzealous pursuit of fall reduction:
- Keep the measure but change the target so we’re not aiming for zero falls
- Add a new measure of how much patients are getting up and walking
- Reduce the penalties for excessive falls
What do you think?
—October 21, 2019